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Lecture in Chemistry (fixed length)

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Maine invites applications for a full-time, one academic-year (non-renewable) fixed-length term appointmnent as  Lecturer in Chemistry effective September 1, 2014. The primary responsibilities are teaching courses in the general chemistry and/or sophomore organic programs. In addition, the successful candidate will have responsibilities in developing innovative and effective approaches to the delivery of chemistry courses. Other duties may include appropriate departmental and university service.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in Chemistry by date of hire and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level are required. Applicants who have experience with the effective use of active learning strategies are preferred and encouraged to apply. 

The Department of Chemistry ( offers BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Chemistry. The University of Maine enrolls 12,000 students and is the flagship campus of University of Maine System.

Appropriate background checks are required. All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. All application materials with the exception of the letters of recommendation must be submitted via HireTouch ( “Apply For Position”. You will need to create a profile and application. The three letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by their authors to

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after the first screening date of May 23, 2014 will be considered at the discretion of the University.

The University of Maine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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